Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

By: Geoffrey Zubay (author)Hardback

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This new work offers a clear and thorough account of the threats posed by bioterrorism from the perspective of biologists. The authors examine thirteen disease-causing agents, including those responsible for anthrax, the plague, smallpox, influenza, and SARS. Each chapter considers a particular pathogen from the standpoint of its history, molecular biology, pathology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, weaponization, and defenses. The book also examines strategies for making vaccines and protecting the population in a bioterror attack.

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Geoffrey Zubay is professor of biology at Columbia University. He has published more than 150 research papers and several books, including Biochemistry; Genetics; and Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos.


PrefaceList of Contributors 1. Terrorism and Fear: How to CopeGeoffrey Zubay 2. Viral Encephalitis (FlavivirusesSalwa Touma 3.Votulism (Clostridium botulinum)Rian Balfour 4. Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)James Hudspeth 5. Ebola VirusesRohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay 6. Influenza VirusRian Balfour 7. HantavirusPayal Shah 8. Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)Anuj Mehta 9. Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Joseph Patrick Ward and Maria E. Garrido 10. Plague (Yersinia pestis)Barbara Chubak 11. Smallpox (Variola Virus)Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay 12. Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)Rohit Puskoor 13. SalmonellaKira Morser, Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay Appendix 1. Drug Discovery and Biodefense William Edstrom and Geoffrey Zubay Appendix 2. The Search for VaccinesWilliam Edstrom Appendix 3. Personal BiodefensesGeoffrey Zubay Appendix 4. Information Resources on BioterrorismKathleen Kehoe GlossaryIndex

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780231133463
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780231133463
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 0231133464

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